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trip. many on board are from northern california, tonight's big story we hear from family members of those on board. >> traumatic. >> some of his friends are missing. it's something different. details on the search. >> these photos from the mexican navy show survivors being rescued. this man is rescued on a stretcher, others get medical attention. it was supposed to be a 7 day trip but came to an end a day after. you can see the men crammed together, and some bowing their heads. this is a picture of the vessel that sank after being hit by storm. it happened sunday morning in mexico after a storm. there were 30 tourists on board. and 16 crew members. according to the website, it has been on the gulf of california since 1989. passengers say the boat was less than two miles from shore when it tipped over. a resident said i am relieved i am alive. monday the u.s. coast guard in san diego sent a helicopter like this one after the mexican navy asked for assistance. crews haven't found anybody in the water. kron 4 news. >>> the why of one man talked about the ordeal that her husband went
's a look at the weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thanks. unfortunately we have big problems developing now in sunnyvale. we're talking about a jackknifed big rig right there approaching the lawrence expressway exit in the southbound lanes of 101. now, three lanes are blocked in the southbound direction. no reports of any injuries with this jackknifed rig or what exactly the truck was carrying but we know that traffic is just squeezing by right now partially in that left lane and the center divide. also the on-ramp, the lawrence expressway on-ramp to southbound 101 is completely blocked. 280 is the best alternate in the area. not big backups now but if this continues to be out there for a while which it sounds like it could, chp just issued a traffic alert for that stretch, they will just said that they are hoping to get lanes 30 to 40 minutes after the tow crew arrives arrives son scene. we are waiting for word for when the crew arrives and then it could be 40 minutes from then so this is going to be an issue for the start of the morning commute for sure. so 280 a good alter
this big patty is about 600 lbs., will for lifted off, put on a bun, and this will be one big hamburger. >> we are barbeque in this baby, it is the fourth of july weekend and we are grilling. >> to grill this massive berger take some serious preparation. >> we figure it will take about 10 hours to cook. we have calculated how much the meet will look down, the bread, how much confidence. she is a mathematical question. >> a burger that weighs more than 600 lbs. is not something that you would just slap on the grill. >> for as a decent level of creating this size berger, we had to come with a large scale engineering programs of steel and welding and actually create a jig that will actually spend the burgers so we can turn it over. >> fleet it will take more than a giant statue of. >> when you go to split this thing, every time it will start to flex and hop, and the grease at starts up. >> 1, 2, 3. >> real nice. >> curley the record holder is in canada for a 590 lb. burger. >> we are hoping this independence day we can bring this record for the world's largest hamburger back to
>>> good morning. a big stink in one bay area neighborhood. what is causing that awful smell. >>> and overnight explosion and fire in one of the bay area's most affluent areas. some critical questions still need to be answered. >>> a crackdown on cutting classes. a controversial decision in concord, just hours ago. >>> election the bug that could ruin the summer for many bay area campers. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, july 13th. >>> well, overnight, right now, the cause of an early-morning fire in atherton is under investigation. now, this fire started at a home on mount vernon lane at about 3:00 a.m. at this at this house. part of the house is currently under construction. we were able to find out everybody inside got out safely. >>> san francisco police are investigating two similar overnight robberies that happened within blocks of each other. the first one was on stockton and sutter streets at 1:00 a.m. the second one happened just a couple of blocks down ton sutter, 45
night to join at least six other bay area cities. >>> a big day for the man kicked off that plane because of his sagging pants. the decision the d.a.'s office is expected to hand down later today. >>> and a new report raises more concerns for pg&e pipelines. the flaw that could cause major failures during a big earthquake. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to a brand new day. it's the middle of the week wednesday july 13th. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's definitely cool out there once again. steve paulson has the forecast. >> all right. pam, dave, thank you very much. we have overcast conditions. not only low clouds but very low clouds in the form of fog and a lot of mist and drizzle again. plus you have a rather significant sea breeze in place. it's going to be a very cool day even well inland as temperatures in areas that should be near the upper 80s or 90s will be in the 70s and closer to the coast 50s and 60s. here's sal. >>> traffic is moving along well here in oakland northboun
to change the law so this does not happen again. >> a big chunk of money to -- the federal department of health and human services awarded them almost half a million dollars and that will pay for two new mobile clinics which will provide health care to an extra 1900 students. these new clinics are expected to begin operating within the next year. >> >> san francisco's supervisors will consider changing the city's health care security law. now city hall officials say about $40 million at san francisco businesses paid into a health care reimbursement account for uninsured workers it wasn't used last year. those officials say the businesses took the money back. they want to change the system. so that unused money would have to be rolled over to the following year. some business leaders say that could lead to a loss of jobs in san francisco. >>> all right. speaking of san francisco, let's check in for traffic. how are things trying to cross the bay bridge. >> the metering lights are on. give yourself an extra 15 to 20 minutes. in the south bay this is the second biggest hot spot. stop and
area where you can watch this happen. if you want to be part of a big group. let's talk about the chabot space and science center. this opens at 8:26 this morning. they will have experts on hand for people who have any questions and make it a learning experience. if you had thought ahead and you were thinking about this week in advance you might have seats at the nasa aim center. those spots were already taken. people reserved those a few weeks in advance. those are the two spots in the bay area if you want to take a look at the historic launch that is where you can do it. that is all dependent on if it actually happens. whether be watching developments of course with the shuttle atlantis to see fit takes off. when it does or if it does we will be here keeping you updated here. >>> time now 5:07. more bay area survivors of that fishing boat disaster will be coming home today. this is realtives of the other missing fishermen. >> we found fishing gear, fishing bags. >> now the coast guard believes the sunken boat is 200 feet below the water. family members say it was tough for s
. he said he saw two faces and two big sets of eyes. the two men on board were killed. it happened at 7:30 last night. plane crashed into a medical office building narrowly missing the main hospital building here at the watsonville community hospital. >>> the blilgs department but no one was there except for the people that were actually on the plane. >> reporter: here a close-up shot. faa will be on scene to take a close look at the crash scene but no cause has been identified yet. witnesses say it was foggy at the time. the plane had just taken off from the watsonville municipal airport. it's registered under two men but names were not released. hospital was not affected by the crash so hospital workers were able to continue caring for their patients. >>> this morning, survivors of a capsized fishing boat in mexico are expected back home in the bay area. at the same time family members of the seven men still missing are hoping they will have a reuin yoon in the near future. nick smith joins us. >> it's been tough for the families. 16 of the remaining 19 american survivors have crossed
warmer inland on the weekend but not a big jump up. temperatures i think will just recover and get back into the 80s. by the coast i still think 50s and 60s. system moved into the pacific northwest actually settled into oregon and the southern end of that has just been sweeping in low clouds. you can see how they bank up. they'll be a decrease in the low cloud deck because it's getting so cool aloft and also the inland temperatures have been plunging there's really not a lot to support it but it's still there. and every wind direction is almost out of the west or southwest. the delta breeze howling all the way to sacramento. two 60s, san jose and san jose state. but upper 50s and mid-50s. that system continues to carve itself out right out of the portland. for this time of year that's an extremely impressive system to make it that far and have this much of an impact. low overcast drizzle fog temperatures held in check cool for july no doubt about that. today, tomorrow bottom out and then a slight increase friday as we head into the weekend. still lots of 70s in areas that should be uppe
a big clean up to do. a fire broke out at daly city's skyline elementary school on christian avenue. this happened about 11:30 last night. just look at the pictures. the portable classroom went up in flames. the damage includes the building itself, everything inside, books, chairs, audio- visual equipment. took firefighters about 15 minutes to put it out. authorities don't know what started the fire but it apparently started outside of the portable building. no word of any injuries and students by the way return to school on august 17th. >>> meantime firefighters say an overnight house fire in san francisco caused about $350,000 damage. this fire started just before 2:30 this morning at a home on melrose avenue. the flames then spread to a second house. took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain that one alarm fire. no injuries have been reported. authorities think the fire started in the living room of the first house, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> the book written by kidnap victim jaycee dugard does not go on sale for another day but it is already
martinez had big dreams of going to college and being a success. >> his life was taken by a lost soul. >> reporter: investigators believe martinez tried to drive away after he had been shot. he lost control of his car and collided into a garage. he was pronounced dead at the scene, killed by gunfire. >> we ask the same question over and over. why him? he never fought. he didn't believe in fights. he believed in breaking up fights. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is no stranger to crime. he has been arrested several times on weapons charges. detectives say this time ford left fingerprints at the scene of the murder. >> unfortunately for mr. ford here, he left his palmprint on the door of the car. so that's what -- there was that and there was also some anonymous information. >> reporter: investigators tell us that there were three suspects that fatal night. now, the alleged shooter is behind bars. but elizabeth, there are still two suspects that are at large and fairfield investigators hope people will come forward with information no questions asked. >> juliette goodrich in
and dry fourth of july weekend. this is part of the latest budget cuts tied to san jose's big budget crisis. on any given day a fire truck or fire engine will be out of service at one of san jose four stations. these cuts are raising public safety fears both in and outside the fire department. >> response times increase. fire intensity grows. and so upon arrival our firefighters will be faced with a greater workload, higher risk, and greater demand. >> that is not good for anybody. >> there will not be any re ductions in staff on sunday or the fourth of july. there are cuts that take place today. >>> san francisco city leaders failed to meet today's budget deadline. they were huddled in closed door meetings in city hall until late last night. they are still trying to figure out the final pieces of a huge budget package. now they have agreed on nearly all of the major points in ed lee's $6.8 billion spending plan. the remaining sticking points include proposed social services cuts and contracting -- contracting out security at some city hospitals. >>> the u.s. senate canceled its holi
. >>> adding insult to injury. why one csu president is getting a big pay raise while another tuition hike was approved. >> plus, the check won't be in the mail. what president obama can't guarantee if the nation's debt limit isn't raised. >>> and move over chicken nuggets. the healthier menu items restaurants will serve. switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. raise the debt limit....or risk >>> time is running out for congress. lawmakers have 20 days to figure out how to raise that debt limit or risk defaulting on loans for the first time. republicans and democrats are prepping for yet another round of talks this morning. meanwhile, the senate's top republican has proposed letting president obama raise the debt ceiling on his own if they can't reach a deal. the president told scott pelley that social security checks may be at risk. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going out on august 3? >> i cannot guarantee th
8 1/2 hours of fighting the fire but now the big question is what kind of toxic problems it has created for us in the air. the plume of black smoke could be seen as far away from oakland. it was burning as many as 30,000 plastic bins. the company makes those plastic bins that are used by farmers. firefighters found it extremely hot making this fire a huge challenge for them. investigators say workers at the plant started the fire. >> we have confirmed with the business owners and employees on site that that they did have employees with working with some type of open flame device. i don't have details but probably a blowtorch or welding in that area. >> no major injuries were reported. about 120 firefighters came to help out with this when it reached the sixth alarm. they even received help from travis air force base. they finally stopped putting water on it about 9:30 last night. macro plastics has been here for 20 years and never had a fire like this. 45 workers -- 45 people work here. at this point it's grateful that everyone evacuated safely and everybody is okay. live in fai
freeway was shut down for more than two hours. parts of 237 came to a standstill. a deadly big rig crashed in sunnyvale killing the driver. 237 at matilda. crews are just nownt getting th vehicle off the road. this is in the heart of the silicon valley bringing in kris sanchez who's been tracking the story. what exactly happened? seems like the lanes are wide open, at least going in one direction? >> reporter: aat least going in one direction is right. westbound lane are all completely open. we're just seeing the last of the clean-up from that big rig crash here on the lanes that were headed eastbound. these eastbound lanes is where that big rig driver was driving when witnesses say it looked like he had a blowout, lost control of the vehicle, crashed into the center divide, which then projected part of the vehicle into the other lanes of traffic going in the other direction. that really complicated the clean-up and putting out the fire, which also erupted as well. now, there was one person in the cab of that truck. though when investigators first arrived here, the chp couldn't tell whethe
. the roof started burning at 11:10 at alcatraz and king streets. it was an enormous fire. big flames coming out of that roof. it's too early to stay whether fireworks were to blame. check out these images from over in brentwood, two homes caught fire. firefighters think it was the barbecue grill, no one was hurt. the victims from one of homes had only been there about three weeks had just moved in. they had unfortunately been through this before. >> very scary. we were able to get out in time. we know the neighbors were able to help us. it was a second fire we've had. so it burned down and the fire department responded really fast >> reporter: just incredible. now check out what they were dealing with out in the county. east contra costa county, lots of grass fires, half a dozen. the skies lit up with illegal fireworks so a lot of them on the ground there were a lost fires. this is in bay point. no injuries were reported from these fires and no structures were burned but again, firefighters say it's too early whether fireworks was to blame but it would be quite a coincidence that it just ha
% of the staff will previously employed by ami. >> we got a big weekend coming up and a hot weekend coming up. >> it was getting pretty warm yesterday afternoon. >>> hottest days are still ahead of us, good morning, coming up on 6:07. you can see the storm track and moisture and green staying up the canadian border and dry air that will work its way toward us aiding in that heat wave developing. 60 in concord. 65 in antioch and everybody else in the mid to upper 50s half moon bay at 50 degrees. the coast will be the most comfortable while the rest of us are having above average temperatures. 66 in half moon bay. low to mid-70s richmond, oakland and upper 70s to low 80s for the rest of bay shore. mid to upper 80s in the south bay and east you bay. let's head down to the monterey bay, upper 80s to low 90s. a little more comfortable around the bay with low to mid-70s and down into salinas. take a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast, you can see the stream of hot weather inland. i can't remember 7 days mid to upper 90s. seven days in a row. low to mid 80s around the bay and there is the c
the accident happened. >>> still to come at 6:00, big news out of silicon valley. >> a big layoff from the valley and a boost for the east bay coming up after the break in the tech and business report. >>> and it's your chance to be a seismologist. how you can help spot earthquakes from your own home. that's next. >>> the bay area is known as home of innovation and change but may lose our hold on the green industry. we'll explain. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. one of the warmest days we've ved in or a week here across the bay area with low to mid 70s there in the south bay and even a few 80s today. tonight plenty of cinl weather down in the south bay a coming up, we'll talk about a seven-day forecast that's heating up. >>> the next big one is something we're all aware could happen at any time. you may be sitting on the key as to when it could hit. >> reporter: stanford seismologists and scientists say that the more monitoring we have in the bay area, the more we'll learn about earthquakes and better chance of us getting an early warning even if just few a few seconds which i
on what happened to the man known as brother john. >> reporter: the people who knew him said he has a big heart and they are devastated. >> reporter: gave him fish and french fries. >> reporter: william holloway says the man he had come to know as brother john had just stopped by with a hot meal when somebody drove by in a van and opened fire. >> from that point on he shot three times and then two more shots. >> reporter: you heard five shots? >> five shots. the guy don't even know brother john. this is a random senseless shooting that should have never happened. if it hadn't been for brother john, they would have got shot. >> are you all right? >> yeah, i made it through. >> reporter: holloway says brother john has been bringing him food on the streets of east oakland for about a year, sometimes three days a week. >> he was a nice guy. him and his wife fixed the food at home and bring it out here to feed people. >> reporter: the shooting happened at 12:30 a.m. at 47th and san leandro. oakland police say the original report came into the chp when somebody flagged down an officer to report
to their businesses so police could have access to that video at any point in time. the city is having a big unveiling ceremony later on this afternoon to talk a little bit more about these cameras. elizabeth? >> okay. anne makovec live for us this morning in oakland. thanks. >>> san jose police chief chris moore remains under pressure from immigrant rights activists. they are upset about chief moore's decision to get help from two agents from i.c.e. the two agents specialize in dealing with gangs. chief moore says their role would be limited to gang investigations and they will not randomly seek out illegal immigrants. critics will hold a press conference this morning to explain their distrust of i.c.e. and the consequence of the program. >>> nasa ames at moffett field played key roles in the three decades of the space shuttle program. this morning the center will host a special news conference with the atlantis astronauts as they are on the final mission of the shuttle program. anser hassan joins us from moffett field with more. >> reporter: these are famous last words. light that engine one more t
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yesterday. then this morning is was a big question. as you see people heading in to catch the 7:10 vote is there will be no strike but it did take us awhile to get here. >> you don't see signs up, so i guess we're supposed to work. >> you didn't know anything about a strike? >> no. >> reporter: that man was our first indication that the strike wouldn't happen at all. he belongs to the inlandboatmen's union, the union that was supposed to go on strike. he showed up for work this morning. so did the other employees. so just after 5 service went ahead as scheduled. that was the first gate to open and there were a handful of passengers. >> i was in the car on the way to the city. i was just about to drive when i heard. >> reporter: how much easier is it for you get on the boat? >> much, coffee, paper. >> reporter: two boats left. there was a lot of confusion. we heard from the district. they said the union didn't give them a head's up. the union said they did tell the district yesterday morning about the possibility of a strike and told them last night this was called off. taking a live loo
big to perform the rescue. at that point, they will notify land or air assets, like a helicopter that could get closer to the people in the water. at that point it would certainly be checked out by medical technicians and taken to the nearest hospital for evaluation. >> the seven men were on board a fishing boat when it sank sunday morning. more than 40 people were on board at the time. mexican navy and u.s. coastguard has searched more than 1100 square miles. the aircraft took off from mcclellan air force base this morning and mexican authorities are leading the search but rescuers and mexican authorities are hoping they can find survivors. live at the coast island in alameda, nick smith, "abc 7 news." >>> jaycee dugard is breaking her silence on television since she was freed. she gave diane sawyer an exclusive interview ahead the release of her book. she says she wears a pine cone around her neck because that is the last thing she remembers after losing consciousness. she says she can't believe she can now jump into a car and just go to her beach with her girls. the exclusive
jose southbound, big sinkhole. 30 by 30 sinkhole. emergency crews are trying to get it fixed. traffic is getting by in the left lane. they hope to have it fixed by noon. >>> it's 6:15. one landlord is going through drastic measures to crack down on dog poop. a manager of apartments said she is so sick of tenants not cleaning up after pets she is hiring a dna testing service to find the culprits. she has to collect dna samples. they say owners who are caught will have to pay 60 for the cost of tests for future offenses. >> and reporters deal with all kinds of situations out in the field but there are some you can't prepare for. take a look at this reporter on l.a. wildfire on saturday. didn't look up in time. helicopter swooping in, down comes the water atop of her. nobody hurt, crews got the fire under control. a good training for the reporter >> i think the producer ordered that. it's great tv. >> we're on doing a drop. >> let's move on. come on. we all want, and not much drizzle in the forecast as we come up on 6:17. we're looking down from mount tamalpais and notice the sun is up a
yesterday. friends say a big part of the event was to help pay for her funeral and then set up a trust fund for her 2-year-old son. a $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to the killer's arrest. >>> this morning, casey anthony is a free woman. but her whereabouts are only known to a few people. she left a florida jail just after midnight sunday after nearly three years behind bars. she had $537 in her pocket. that money was sent by admirers. a jury convicted the 25-year- old of lying to investigators but acquitted her of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. the decision angered many people. for others, her release was simply something to see. >> we just left one of the theme parks and we were on our way home and just stopped in. >> i thought it would be interesting to be able to be in the presence of her to be part of history. >> her lawyers say anthony has received at least one death threat. >>> a tea party-backed plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling is expected to pass in the house tomorrow but stall in the senate. the plan would let the government borrow $2.4 trillion if co
low clouds that fog is saying i'm back and back in a big way. yesterday it was there but it was very shallow and only confined to the coast. still 60s, 70s, and 80s and now some low 90s. temperatures will start coming down. here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along nicely at the coliseum here. you can see traffic is looking pretty good coming up past the oakland coliseum and heading north or south. also this morning we are looking at san francisco. there it is northbound 101 moving well past the ups building all the way up to the downtown area. let's go back to the desk. >>> the search continues for seven missing fisherman while incredible stories of survival are emerging. tara moriarty is joining us in the newsroom with the details of the amazing survival stories. >> reporter: some survey veries drank melted ice and ate hierarchy kisses to -- hershey kisses to stay alive. many passengers and crew members were in the water for 16 hours before they were rescued or reached land. some of the 35 crew members and passengers who made it were able to grab life ja
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away a big problem in northern california. >> and it could have been another massacre at fort hood. how a store clerk foiled a planned shooting rampage. >> and by the end of the year, earth will mark a major milestone. we'll share that with you when we come back. ,, ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> live look at san mateo. everything is great easy ride into san francisco if that's where your commute takes you this morning. >>> an army sprite in jail this morning accused of -- private is in jail this morning accused of planning an attack on fort hood. naser abdo had been awol for weeks from kentucky. he was arrested in texas tuesday after showing up at a store to buy six pounds of gunpowder. that's when the store cherokee called the police. >> first red flag is when he asked cathy, what's smoke less should know if you don't know what it is, why would you buy six pounds of it? >> abdo was then tracked to a motel where people found weapons including a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun and more than 100 rounds of ammunition. he is an american born muslim who was granted conscientious objection status th
is opened up. danville, stalled big rig, 680, right lane we do have a bart delay in san francisco peninsula in the eastbound direction of about 15 minutes. >>> we'll check in a little later. fire crews spent nearly all night looking for hot spots in a massive fire at a plastics plant. this morning, the questions are turning to what is left in the air. the fire begin yesterday afternoon at macro plastics in fairfield. amy hollyfield is live where fire officials are just about to give another update. >> we're waiting for that update. right now, take a look behind me. wow, now the sun is up you see the damage that happened here at this plastics manufacturing company, chain link fence is gone. the fire just melted it. this field is blackened. it's burned for about eight and a half hours and firefighters said it was very hot and intense fire. it started at about 1:15 at macro plastics here in fairfield. they say workers accidentally started oors the fire. the fire burned 15,000 to 30,000 plastic bins that creates toxic smoke. the agency calls it the worst smoke you can encounter. residents were
on scene. the big concern now, hotspots flaring up overnight. >> reporter: scorching flames shot several feet into the air for hours. the intense fire created a large plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles. from the north and east bays to sacramento, this is how it looked from sky four. fairfield fire investigators believe the fire was sparked after an employee ignited a plastic bin while working with possibly a torch or welder. >> they were working with an open flame object around the bins on the outside of the building. as far as i know, this is something in the normal course of their duties. we used water and a light foam all day long on the plastic bins. the foam helps to cool the fire. it's very effective in putting out fires from hydrocarbon based fuels. >> reporter: firefighters managed to contain the fire to 5 acres had the back lot. approximately 45 employees were working inside the plant at the time the fire broke out. all of them escaped unharmed. jose nunez is an employee and was scheduled to be at work at 4:00. >> it's a lot of fire everywhere, you know. ye
, there is still a fire engine on scene. the big concern now, hotspots flaring up overnight. >> reporter: scorching flames shot several feet into the air for hours. the intense fire created a large plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles. from the north and east bays to sacramento, this is how it looked from sky four. fairfield fire investigators believe the fire was sparked after an employee ignited a plastic bin while working with possibly a torch or welder. >> they were working with an open flame object around the bins on the outside of the building. as far as i know, this is something in the normal course of their duties. we used water and a light foam all day long on the plastic bins. the foam helps to cool the fire. it's very effective in putting out fires from hydrocarbon based fuels. >> reporter: firefighters managed to contain the fire to 5 acres had the back lot. approximately 45 employees were working inside the plant at the time the fire broke out. all of them escaped unharmed. jose nunez is an employee and was scheduled
. not a big surprise but we're watching this area that i circled near pittsburg and bay point, seeing the speeds drop to this area. heavier than we've seen for the last couple of weeks. it new major issue. hooking for the effects of those. 18 minutes off of the bridge. the golden golden gate bridge, you see the sheen, that's a note for the drivers, especially off ramps, 101, or the center, far side of the water. watch out for workers. remind you to move over. >> you see them coming. all right. 6:11. still to come on "today in the bay," the u.s. navy could choyn the search for seven missing fishermen. former first lady betty ford's memorial is today. a report is coming up. the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit
towards concord past pleasant hill on 680 southbound and nearly to highway 4 on 242 southbound. big delays in both directions. there is no indication on when planes will be cleared. when the chp issues alert the believe planes will be blocked for 30 or more minutes. this accident is about 30 minutes old now. our other hot spot is a westbound on the bay bridge. traffic is nearly at a standstill. the back of this to the end of the macarthur maze and even the the the approach is battling back up. bear in mind that one hour ago there was no back up on the bay bridge toll plaza. when other bridges are not doing too badly. the golden gate bridge looks to be a good. although it is under fog when southbound. despite the fog it appears that we will have another sunny and warm day ahead. >> here is the view from our roof camera showing you the fog and also sunshine as well. temperatures in the '50s and '60s. the sun will come out this afternoon, mostly sunny and warm with inland spots getting into the low-mid-90s. we're going to continue cooling as we head towards the weekend. let's talk more about
vest off and handed it to me. gave a big smile and said charles don't, say i never gave you anything. >> reporter: gordon spent 16 hours, much of it alone swimming, before he made it to a rocky island, he was exhausted. he slept. >> i remember at one point, waking up and seeing two guys over by the same boaters where i was and i yelled to them, hey, guys, watch out for those rocks. all of a sudden, he got up and flew away. they were big albatross birds. i was hallucinating because i hadn't had water. >> after they were rescued, some say they fended for themselves but gordon said he saw them help. as for the search, he holds out hope for the seven men still missing. >> if i made it to an island, they can. i hope they're somewhere on one of those islands out there waiting to be helped. >> reporter: the coast guard is using a c-130 aircraft out of sacramento, based out of yuma temporarily for the search effort. the c-130 is in its fifth day of searching in the sea of cortez. ken pritchett,ktvu2 news. >> you can see the bunks in a moment below the deck where the fishermen were sleeping
by agreeing to new taxes on america's wealthiest people and perhaps cuts in tax breaks to big oil companies. just days of negotiations left until the hard deadline to raise the debt ceiling. independent economic analysts pleading for just some type of deal. >> i think the financial system is not recovered. the problems in europe are extreme. and this just adds some additional fuel to the potential fire. >> reporter: this white house debt summit with the president, vice president and congressional leaders set to begin here in washington in about three hours. live this morning, scott mcfar lane, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a british tabloid is coming under fire following reports that it hacked into personal cell phones of celebrities and crime victims. people protested against the paper. news of the world outside the british parliament. that's after reports surfaced that the tabloid hacked into the cell phone accounts of victims, celebrities and politicians. british actor hugh grant is one of those who says his phone was hacked. >> what we're going to find out in the next weeks and months is tha
to laura. >> thank you. we have two big stories we're following this morning. marla tellez is coming up to tell us about a deadly b.a.r.t. police-involved shooting. but first, today in the bay's christie smith joins us with details of a violent night in richmond. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, a very violent night. all of these shootings in a matter of a couple of hours. four different shootings, some in richmond, some in north richmond but in all we're now hearing that four people were shot and killed. and here with me this morning is besa french. can you walk us through what happened. it seemed to keep going. >> we did have a shooting about 8:30 in south 39th and ohio where one person was shot. that person is expected to survive. we then had a shooting which resulted in a homicide at a little after 11:00 last night. a 19-year-old was shot and killed after visiting some friends in the area of the 3200 block of center avenue. we then had a shooting a few minutes later at about 11:15 at first and mcdonald where one person, 27-year-old, was shot and killed. at that location
employees are still raking it in big time that story coming up. >>> a live look outside from southbay. finally some cooler temperatures on the way. it is wednesday july 6th, today in the basement. >> good wednesday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. 6:00 right now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. i want to check with christina loren, a look at our forecast today. >> good morning to you. yeah, we've got a pretty nice day ahead of us. not oppressively hot even in the warmest cities across the bay area. a marine influence courtesy of low pressure in the area. show you what that means as we head into the weekend and continue to drop. future forecast coming up. monsoonal moisture creeping in. that's going to make for a muggy day. a lot of moisture in the bay area. we'll show you where in moments. right now we told you earlier about a crash on 880 northbound at 23rd avenue. word on the street is chp highway control cleared that accident. it had two big-rigs involved, however, and was blocking two lanes for a good amount of time. let's go ahead and take you live and show you 880 through
message to drug cartels. >> perplexed on why the state would want to do that when they know there's a big issue with drug trafficking from mexico. >> they will have to be on the lookout no. one's coming. we won't be there and local law enforcement is stretched thin. >> for now each agency is trying to scrape together funding from other sources just to keep operating. >> in a few hours space shuttle "atlantis" is expected to lift off from kennedy space center ending an era for nasa. if the weather holds today's launch will be the final space shuttle mission. marla tellez is monitoring the situation but is joining us from mountain view with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. certainly while all eyes are on florida this morning, here in the bay area we're so lucky to have the nasa ames research center. behind me this is the space exploration center, the big old white dome. later this morning this is where 600 people are expected to show up to watch the final launch of the space shuttle. right now it is still a go as laura mentioned, even though the forecast calls for
't happen. >> no. and when the markets do open, it will be a big indication of what happened. the dow jones is down to 86 points, to 12,595. that's come down from the earlier drop of 100 points right at the sound of the opening bell. overnight all of the major asian markets closed down. again, they will reopen again. they are definitely looking towards washington, d.c. to see what happened. the biggest loser, the shanghai composite. australia lost 1.5%. japan finished up. the german market has wandered back into positive territory, a few times within the last few hours. the french and british markets remain down from the closing. now, related in all of this cody traders are taking action. crude oil prices fell below $99 but are now offer -- hovering above that point. some credit agencies are warning that they will drop the u.s. rating from aaa to aa in the next couple of days if the uncertainty continues. one commodity benefiting is gold, gold prices are up $16 so far this morning. record prices there. just about 1600 -- $1,618 an ounce. coming up, we'll have more on whether the debt talks
to elizabeth with a look at traffic. >> reporter: thank you. [ no microphone ] >> reporter: word of a new big rig accident right now on highway 4. check out that long line of slow traffic right now. no longer can we call it "friday light" on highway 4. we have a couple of different incidents on the stretch. we'll tell you all about that plus check mass transit coming up. in the meantime, back to you. >>> 6:31. there is some reason for hope in a silicon valley murder case that's been incomplete for a decade. the victim's body never found the main suspect dead. sharon chin is in campbell to explain how the old evidence could supply some new answers. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ten years ago this week, jeanine harms was last seen leaving the rock bottom brewery here in campbell. she was never seen again. today there is hope in solving the case. today prosecutors expect a private forensic company to provide test results on a rug that was missing from harms' los gatos home. this test could prove whether there was a link between the 42- year-old woman and the murder suspect a san jose
hotel, upscale restaurant and sports bar across the street from the proposed niners stadium took a big step forward. santa clara city council said it would work exclusively from montana and his group for the next 18 months. that means no other companies can build on two empty lots in santa clara. montana's group is convinced their hotel and sports bar will turn santa clara into a destination. >> what do you think of the vote? >> it's always good to win. it's a long way from the process. >> city council went against the city manager's recommendation to open up the process to everyone and make the bidding competitive. the hope is to have the hotel and restaurant up and running when the stadium opens up for business, assuming, of course, there is a new stadium. >>> all right. time to check in with meteorologist christina loren. she's got a look at our forecast. >> we're not scoring any touchdowns if you're looking for warm weather this time of year. we have a significant cooldown that continues. i'm thinking until about tuesday we'll see much cooler than average weather. this morning we'r
of the program in just a little while. >> then a big scare in north carolina's outer banks. a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. her mother was just a few feet away. luckily, this little girl survived and we'll be there live in just a little while. plus some important health advice for women. a new recommendation about when and how often you should get a mammogram, but it's confusing. it contradicts another recommendation that came out a year and a half ago. what are women to do? dr. nancy snyderman will be here to help us sort all of it out. >>> let's begin with the dramatic end to the space shuttle program. tom costello is at the kennedy space center. you had a front row seat. what was it like? >> it was a dramatic day and an emotional day for everybody here and it is not over. america's space shuttle program, 30 years ongoing since 1980, '81, actually is how in the history books. "atlantis" came down at 5:57 eastern time, it was its 33rd mission. in all, it's trekked 25 million miles, 327 days in orbit and at 5:57 this morning it came on rest on runway 15. h
. high pressure is keeping warm conditions but big changes are in store. you see this area of low pressure that's going to drop in over the weekend along with that the marine layer deepening and that's going to bring much cooler conditions dropping down into the mid-70s by midweek of your next workweek. let's just think about today those nice warm conditions. 95 today in morgan hill. 85 in santa clara. 82 redwood city. and 84 in union city. over to the east bay we go where we have several mid-90s. 95 in pittsburg and antioch. 71 alameda. 77 hayward, 70 richmond. up in the north bay, cool conditions at stinson beach, 60. 84 san rafael. 92 fairfield. the extended forecast showing that nice warm weather for today. then you see a slight cooldown that starts this weekend. you will see by the time we hit next workweek we are starting to drop down in temperature only in the low to mid-80s by monday and tuesday dropping down to the mid-70s as a high by wednesday keeping it very cool along those bay shores only in the low 60s at that point and at the coast sitting in the high 50s. that's a
so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are also up, 11% on average. >> we're cutting back on trips and staying home more. >> it is a pretty exciting trip. the first time that anna and i have ever been anywhere together on a trip like this over the big pond. ♪ >> reporter: the top family destination this summer -- orlando. the top destinations for singles and couples -- las vegas, new york, chicago, and seattle. the good news? experts say there are plenty of flexible hotel deals out there, especially orlando, reno, portland, seattle and colorado. >> free nights, free room upgrades, kids stay free, resort credits. take advantage of all of those offerings to offset higher gas prices and higher airfares. >> reporter: back on the maryland shore, a yearly ritual -- >> every year i bring my kids here just to
investigateth. >>> the idea of a multifunctional i.d. card could get a big push from the oakland city council. the card could help with several issues, including identification for undocumented immigrants and also act as a debit card for the needy. however, implementing that debit card has been a problem. so they may put that on hold see the rest of the program can go forward. >>> there's controversy on the rule of trash crans -- trash cans in atherton. the city council narrowly approved a law which gives residents 24 hours to move their cans into place and another 24 hours to remove them. the rule comes about complaints about people who leave their cans on the street all of the time. some said problem should be resolved by just calling those who hibachily do that -- habitually do that. >>> the nfl lockout is over. kraig debro is live where the facilities are just opening up to players. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: maureen, players are getting here just now. i don't know who that player is. he rolled in. he was very excited. he did a little dance for us in the front seat of his car. we s
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is overdoing it with the screen wipes. >> maybe that is a big problem. screen wipes. >> i their they can afford a few screen wipes. >> pry the windshield wipers off the car and you may need them once in a while. widespread rain event, july has been much different than june in that respect. marine layer clouds, as we look down from mount tamalpais they are more widespread hoovy is look from the bottom up some of clouds and higher clouds, what is left over from mid moisture down from the south. talk about temperatures, still in the 50s in fairfield, concord antioch, livermore, san jose, everybody else in the 50s, around the monterey bay and inland, we have a thick cloud deck and temperatures hanging around the mid-50s. sunshine and cooler conditions. we'll see the sunshine and feel the cooler conditions today. the clouds still linger at the coast. now with the clouds at the coast it will be easier for those to come inland tonight. look for clouds to increase just about every night as the sea breeze gets stronger the next couple of days. that will help the highs continued their downward tumble. yo
. >>> and they are the monsters of the sea but they are not so easy to spot. they're big, too. how one bay area team is trying to track these guys down. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, out of prison. lawyers for the parolee who was locked up after the bryan stow >>> giovanni ramirez trying to get out of prison. lawyers for the parolee who was locked up after the bryan stow beating in l.a. are seeking his release. the "l.a. times" reports the attorneys accuse police chief charles beck of rushing to judgment when he announced ramirez was the person who attacked stow. after two other suspects were arrested last week, beck said ramirez was not involved. >>> a man who delivers food to the homeless at night is on life support after being shot in the head in east oakland. the man known as brother john had just handed a homeless man a hot meal after midnight yesterday when someone in a van drove by and opened fire. brother john's wife was grazed by a bullet. she is going to be okay. their two children were in the car, they were not hurt. but there is a $25,000 reward for an arrest. >>> in other bay area headlines, in fairfield the
. safeway says the ban violates the constitutional right to sell cigarettes. originally big box stores had been allowed to sell cigarettes. they found it discriminated against other pharmacies and the city extend that had ban. >> the smoking ban in san francisco has been in place for years but a change to that law last year is having an impact on places where a certain kind of smoking has koorntd continued. they are cracking down on hooka lounges. >> you fill it up with water halfway. >> he demonstrates the hookah at polk street tobacco shot which is next door to hookah dream lounge. he says his dad put $100,000 into the lounge and isn't sure what to do next. >> a lot of families are going to go broke. who knows what is going to happen. >> its water pipe for smoking flavored tobaccos through a long tube. multiple users can use different mouthpieces. they say it's nothing like cigarette tobacco. >> but the department of public health disagrees. >> there is a lot of science that exposure from the hookah is equal not greater than cigarettes because of the number of people and amount of time.
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